THE DICK MORRIS POLL: PERRY WEAK IN GOP FIELD

By Dick Morris And Eileen McGann on June 20, 2011

In a national survey of 700 likely Republican primary voters conducted by The Dick Morris Poll on June 18-19, 2011, Texas Governor Rick Perry scores unimpressively when measured against the other contenders.

In the survey, which has a 95% confidence of a margin of error of + or – 4%, Perry got only 5% of the primary vote. The following were the vote totals in the survey:

Mitt Romney 23
Michele Bahmann 12
Ron Paul 12
Newt Gingrich 5
Herman Cain 5
Rick Perry 5
Tim Pawlenty 3
Rick Santorum 2
Jon Huntsman 1

Even in the South, Perry ran a distant fourth with only 9% of the vote, behind Romney at 22%, Paul at 13%, Bachmann at 10% and barely ahead of Gingrich at 7%, Cain at 6%, Pawlenty at 3%, Santorum at 2%, and Huntsman at 2%.

Commenting on the results, Dick Morris said “Rick Perry shows weakness in the polling that might cause him to reconsider running for president. As Governor of Texas, he is already well known, particularly in the South. If he cannot produce more than a 5% vote share nationally or do better than 9% in his region, he is not showing much strength.”

Morris also said “the establishment Republicans who are Romney’s real first round opponents all do very poorly when measured against him. While Mitt gets 23% of the national vote, Perry gets only 5%, Pawlenty 3% and Huntsman 1%. They will have to do better than that to give Romney a run for the establishment/centrist branch of the GOP primary.

Click here to view the banner points of the national survey.

For further information, contact Sandy Frazier at 516-735-5468.

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